Mechanics

TIMING BELT

2003 Toyota Camry

Engine problem
2003 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles

At what milage should a timing belt be changed? Will it damage anything if it breaks and does it operate the water pump?
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Nalynne
December 11, 2007.




60K or 5 years, maybe and yes.

Anytime the belt breaks or strips, the valves could be hit by the pistons, Toyota 4 cylinders has been one that seems to be designed not to hit the valves(if it has a belt).

When you replace the belt, it is best to buy a timing belt kit(a new belt, idler and tensioner) and replace the water pump as well.

Jeff M.

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Jeffytune
Dec 12, 2007.
Your car doesn't have a timing belt. The v6 does.

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Lostinmars
Dec 19, 2007.
Lostinmars is correct, the camrys converted to a chain in 2003, as he states, the V6 keeps the belt method. It is an easy mistake to make as Camry had timing belts for many years.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Mhpautos
Dec 20, 2007.

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